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Hyderabad, May 23 (PTI) Former Union Minister and senior BJP leader Bandaru Dattatreya today demanded a high level enquiry into the train accident yesterday which claimed lives of 25 persons and injured 43 others. Dattatreya, in a statement here, said that the unfortunate incident took place due to negligence of signalling department, staff of Penukonda railway station and the loco pilot of the ill-fated train. Stating that such an incident would create feeling of insecurity, he demanded a high-level enquiry to find out the cause of the accident and spell out corrective measures. Dattatreya, who was minister of state for railway in NDA government, also demanded setting up of a " special railway safety fund" for taking up safety measures. He said the central government should give top priority for modernisation of railway signalling and railway crossing systems. The former railway minister also demanded amendment to the Railway Act to... Read more...
increase compensation amount to Rs 10 lakh to the family of deceased.